If the last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s the businesses must be flexible to survive – whether that’s pivoting to new online sales platforms, creating new products to meet an everchanging market, or simply reviewing current offerings to ensure they present the best value for money.
It’s that last point – and our belief that the only way we’ll see through this uncertainty is by working together – that led us to develop our low-cost local deliveries. By reducing our prices at a time when others were looking to increase theirs, we sought to empower SME owners to develop their businesses, to build new online client bases, or to strengthen existing delivery offerings.
We were delighted to partner with popular bakery Harry Gow, for example, on the launch of its new Harry’s at Home delivery service last month. Already we have been travelling across the Highlands and Moray bringing their acclaimed baked goods to customers who otherwise could not have enjoyed them during lockdown.
And we’ve been supporting the SMEs that are providing other SMEs with vital services – like Highland Office Equipment, whose home office supplies have been a lifeline to so many small firms that have had to make the change to remote working during lockdown.